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Huey Lewis And The News At Mohegan

Huey Lewis and the News are the closest that a radio rock/pop band ever came to a sitcom. They're like the musical equivalent of "Cheers" and "Home Improvement." They made Billy Joel seem edgy. With a hit song with the refrain "It's hip to be square," they were mining the concept of nerd chic long...

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  • Sarah Borges And The Broken Singles At Café Nine

    Sarah Borges And The Broken Singles At Café Nine

    Sarah Borges' 2016 EP "Good and Dirty" starts off with a pounding workmanlike beat and it kicks even more into rock mode when the guitars jump in. Borges sings with an appealing scratch and break to her voice. She's got a little Tom Petty, a little Tanya Tucker, and a little Foo Fighters in her...

  • Jazz Trio Levin, Malaby, Peterson At Firehouse 12

    Jazz Trio Levin, Malaby, Peterson At Firehouse 12

    Avante-jazz cellist Daniel Levin, tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and free jazz drummer Randy Peterson are all innovative improvisers who can be both daring and extra subtle. Vermont-born Levin has improvised along with dancers, and he's also played saxophone for a time as a way of liberating his...

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  • Guns N' Roses At XL Center

    Guns N' Roses At XL Center

    Guns N' Roses might represent the final stage of earnest rock-and-roll bombast before everything became fully ironic, retro, referential or conceptual. For a taste of just how ridiculous and bloated G'n'R were at their peak, or maybe just past their peak, watch the video for "November Rain" from...

    • The Front Bottoms Coming To College Street

      The Front Bottoms Coming To College Street

      The Front Bottoms specialize in the peculiar twist. (The band's name is maybe the best childish, allegedly profane, formulation for a private body part in our language.) On their recent single, "Vacation Town," there's a line that goes like this: "I miss walking naked through the backyard to get...

      • Icelandic Band Kaleo At The Dome

        Icelandic Band Kaleo At The Dome

        Kaleo is an Icelandic band made up of friends from a small town outside of the capital of Reykjavik. They've had a lot of success since forming in 2012 and they've also moved to the U.S., spending time in Austin, Texas, and now Nashville, Tennessee. One can hear the influence of iconic American...

        • Sinkane Brings Bright Optimism To Ballroom At Outer Space

          Sinkane Brings Bright Optimism To Ballroom At Outer Space

          Sinkane is the stage name of Ahmed Gallab, who was born in London to Sudanese exiles. He grew up in Utah and Ohio and eventually moved to Brooklyn. He was a member of the forward-thinking indie-rock band Yeasayer for a time. He's toured the world in recent years collaborating with artists like...

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